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Dogara, Northern Christian Leaders Pick Atiku For 2023 Presidential Election

Yakubu Dogara

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and other Northern Christian leaders have resolved to support the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 presidential election.

The leaders, under the aegis of the Northern Leaders Consultative Forum, spoke to newsmen today, December 2 in Abuja, saying that Atiku was adopted after considering the report of the technical criteria committee which was presented by former Kogi State Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba.

The leaders had rejected the decision by the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to pick former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima as his running mate and promised to reveal another candidate/party to support after due consultations.

They said that after evaluating all the presidential candidates contesting the 2023 polls, they realized that the PDP candidate is the best.

They added that the decision of the APC to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket is a sign that the party is about to become dead and buried.

The report was put to a voice vote by Dogara and was unanimously adopted by the members.

The report read: “It is evident that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is heading for implosion and extinction; hence, it cannot be the party for now and in the future, because of its rejection to embrace inclusiveness in a diverse country like Nigeria. After the 2023 elections, APC may be dead and buried as a political party.

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“While the duo (NNPP and LP) may emerge as strong contenders in the political arena in the future, from all indications, PDP appears to be the best option to adopt and support.

“All it takes is to sustain and tackle some of the problems and challenges this country is facing.

“Certainly, with proper consultations and inclusive appointments, which is mindful of the federal character principle with a sincere consideration of diverse issues such as religious affiliation, geographical location, and ethnic identity, which many believe will enhance justice, fairness and equity, after a careful evaluation of all the issues highlighted above, we hereby recommend the adoption of the PDP to all lovers of democracy in Nigeria for the 2023 presidential election.”

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